Short Bio for Prof Ian W Marshall
Ian is Professor and Director of Environmental Informatics in the Environment Centre at Lancaster University where his research focuses on self-managing infrastructures for environmental monitoring and industrial asset condition monitoring. Currently he is leading the EPSRC WINES project PROSEN (applying intelligent sensor networks to wind farm management), and is a PI in the DIAS (systems engineering for environmental sensor networks), NEPTUNE (sustainable management of water distribution systems) and TRAMSNOD (sensor network traffic) projects. He is also a funded participant in the ARC network ISSNIP.
He was Technical Director of the DTI funded Envisense research centre (pervasive technology for natural environments) and, within Envisense, leader of the SECOAS project, which deployed an intelligent sensor network at the Scroby Sands wind farm site off the Norfolk coast. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a Royal Society Industry Fellow at University College London where he led the initial research on self-organising sensor networks using nature inspired decentralised control algorithms, now being further developed in the current projects.
Previously he worked for BT where he led the Eurescom funded project CASPIAN and the FP5 project ANDROID. He was also a PI for the FP4 project COIAS and the ESPRIT project HIPPARCH. Between 1994 and 2002 he led the BT funded Alpine and MMN projects involving 6 major UK universities and UTS in Sydney. All of these projects focused on automated adaptation and management issues. He is the author of over one hundred papers and 17 patents in these areas. He served as a member of council at the Institute of Physics and is a fellow of several institutes. He currently serves on several institute committees and advisory panels, on EPSRC, DTI and European research panels, and on numerous programme committees.